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  • Reinart der Fuchs
    Mr. The Fox
    • May 2006
    • 4706

    Iranian Forces Crossed Iraqi Border

    http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t...0EVTzBDBZsK2Lw

    Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq, The Sun tabloid reported on Tuesday. Britain's defence ministry would not confirm or deny the report, with a spokesman declining to comment on "intelligence matters".
    An unidentified intelligence source told the tabloid: "It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran -- but nobody has officially declared it."
    "We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to attack us. It is very hard for us to strike back. All we can do is try to defend ourselves. We are badly on the back foot."
    The Sun said that radar sightings of Iranian helicopters crossing into the Iraqi desert were confirmed to it by very senior military sources.
    In response to the report, a British defence ministry spokesman said: "There is evidence that explosive devices used against our troops in southern Iraq originated in Iran."
    "Any Iranian link to armed militias in Iraq either through weapons supply, training or funding are unacceptable."
    Britain has about 7,100 soldiers in Iraq, most of whom are based in the southern city of Basra and surrounding areas, though the government has pledged to reduce that to between 5,000 and 5,500 this year.


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    Infinite complexity according to simple rules.
  • danskmacabre
    Defender of the Runestaff
    • Sep 2006
    • 377

    #2
    Oh dear, that's not great.

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    • L'Etranger
      Veteran Moorcockista
      • Dec 2003
      • 4772

      #3
      Finally a force goes in that is able to restore order in Iraq!




      Trouble is: I don't believe a word of what's said in "The Sun".

      No mention on the sites of BBC, "Der Spiegel", NYT, Irna (Iranian News Agency), "The Guardian", nothing, rien, nada.
      Stuff it.
      Last edited by L'Etranger; 06-26-2007, 05:33 AM.
      Google ergo sum

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      • Reinart der Fuchs
        Mr. The Fox
        • May 2006
        • 4706

        #4
        Nor the AP.
        Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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        • Kevin McCabe
          Citizen of Tanelorn
          • Jun 2007
          • 6112

          #5
          Though, fairly predictable. I'm pretty sure its what Gates wanted all along.
          Kevin McCabe
          The future is there, looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become. William Gibson

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          • Kevin McCabe
            Citizen of Tanelorn
            • Jun 2007
            • 6112

            #6
            Originally posted by L'Etranger View Post
            Finally a force goes in that is able to restore order in Iraq!

            I wouldn't count on it. I'm pretty sure this is what Gates wanted all along. Bring in a foreign Shiite force, response is a counter-force from the Sunnis. Total realpolitik. But, then, he's the last of the old school cold warriors.




            Trouble is: I don't believe a word of what's said in "The Sun".

            No mention on the sites of BBC, "Der Spiegel", NYT, Irna (Iranian News Agency), "The Guardian", nothing, rien, nada.
            Stuff it.
            Hope yer right...
            Kevin McCabe
            The future is there, looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become. William Gibson

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            • Mespheber
              Guardian of the Grail
              • Jun 2006
              • 411

              #7
              It reminds me the story of a polish plane crossing german border in 1939...
              Free the West Memphis Three

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              • Talisant
                Champion of the Balance
                • Dec 2003
                • 1299

                #8
                Why did the Iranian force cross the border?
                Last edited by Talisant; 06-28-2007, 10:56 AM.
                "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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                • danskmacabre
                  Defender of the Runestaff
                  • Sep 2006
                  • 377

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Talisant View Post
                  Why did the Iranian force cross the border?
                  To get to he other side..

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                  • Morgan Kane
                    Lost in the multiverse
                    • Jun 2006
                    • 1428

                    #10
                    Iraqian shiits meet with some troubles and Iran is happy of any troubles for the USA.

                    Experience shows that a guerrilla must have a safe backyard. Iran is the the backyard of shiits even if iranian soldiers don't pass teh border. One more common thing with Vietnam.

                    The silliness of the thing is that the problmes were predicted .. but when ideology wins over pragmatism !

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                    • L'Etranger
                      Veteran Moorcockista
                      • Dec 2003
                      • 4772

                      #11
                      A week later and still no confirmation of this ... so it has to be mumbo-jumbo.
                      Google ergo sum

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                      • Talisant
                        Champion of the Balance
                        • Dec 2003
                        • 1299

                        #12
                        Originally posted by danskmacabre View Post
                        To get to he other side..
                        to get to the other Shiite
                        "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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                        • UncleDes
                          Got Moves like Jagged
                          • Dec 2006
                          • 3682

                          #13
                          ...

                          For those of you who don't believe this, I got this quote:

                          "The Iranian troops invading Iraq were observed to be carrying:
                          - Weapons of mass destruction
                          - Foetus-destroying chemicals and
                          - "Vote Hillary/Obama" T-shirts"

                          From the Fox News website. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288158,00.html

                          Must be true, then.

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                          • UncleDes
                            Got Moves like Jagged
                            • Dec 2006
                            • 3682

                            #14
                            ...

                            I got seriously worried that some people may have read my previous ironic post and actually believed it. The link is actually to a Fox News story about a guy beating up another guy with a garden gnome, and the "quote" is made up. I was hoping someone would "find me out".

                            This really bothered me: I thought I may have caused more harm than good.

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                            • Reinart der Fuchs
                              Mr. The Fox
                              • May 2006
                              • 4706

                              #15
                              Originally posted by UncleDes View Post
                              IThe link is actually to a Fox News story about a guy beating up another guy with a garden gnome, and the "quote" is made up.
                              See what you get for trolling us?!
                              Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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